Lisa and students

Message from the Dean

We offer high-quality programs that prepare students to be lifelong learners and skilled critical thinkers. With a focus on educational excellence driven by experiential learning, the College of Humanities and Arts is the heart and soul of the university.

Mission Statement

The College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University provides a high-quality liberal arts education focused on creativity, innovation, and problem solving.  We prepare students to be compassionate, informed citizens of the world.  

Departments

Art and Art History

Art and Art History

Design

Design

English and Comparative Literature

English and
Comparative Literature

Humanities

Humanities

Linguistics and Language Development

Linguistics and
Language Development

Music and Dance

Music and Dance

Philosophy

Philosophy

Television, Radio, Film & Theatre

Television, Radio,
Film and Theatre

World Languages and Literatures

World Languages
and Literatures